‘Alice’ Filmmaker Krystin Ver Linden Signs with CAA – What We Know!

CAA has signed Krystin Ver Linden, author and director of the Sundance Movie Pageant choice “Alice,” for illustration.

The dramatic thriller marks Ver Linden’s characteristic movie debut. Previous to its competition launch, Roadside Sights and Vertical Leisure nabbed U.S. rights to the image, starring Keke Palmer, Widespread and Johnny Lee Miller, in a deal made by CAA Media Finance. “Alice” will likely be launched in theaters on Friday, March 18.

Palmer performs the titular “Alice,” an enslaved lady who escapes her plantation and finds herself in 1973 Georgia. When the filmmaker and star joined Selection‘s senior leisure author Adam B. Differ for the Selection Digital Sundance Studio, alongside producer Peter Lawson, they unpacked the film’s complicated themes.

Even if she was the filmmaker’s first alternative for the half, Palmer was initially hesitant to signal on as a result of delicate material.

“​​However once I learn it, I used to be like, ‘Now that is how I’m making an attempt to revisit historical past,’” Palmer defined, including, “What I felt from [Ver Linden’s] venture was… the true story that we’re making an attempt to inform, which is resilience and empowerment and hope for the long run.”

Upcoming, Ver Linden’s spec script “Trip” — a 2018 Black Listing choice that tells the story of pioneering astronaut Sally Trip — bought to Lionsgate, with Joey Soloway (“Clear,” “Six Ft Underneath,” “The US of Tara”) connected to direct.

Along with CAA, Ver Linden continues to be represented by lawyer Barry Littman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs and Fox, and Marion PR.

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